melissa Officinalis

Calming to body more than mind without being over sedative. Use for stress, anxiety, and childhood hysterics. Combine with Rosemary whilst studying and with Neroli to drink during exams. Has shown positive results for ADHD.

For children with ADHD use 30ml in a litre of water; consume throughout the day. For adults double the quantity. (also see Scotch Pine AW)

For morning sickness, digestive upsets and water retention during pregnancy and as system tonic for general wellbeing.

Also add small amount of Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint AW for morning sickness.

Gentle enough for use on babies; try adding a teaspoon to a night time bath or blend with German Chamomile or Yarrow for cradle cap and nappy rash. (greatly improves aroma of Yarrow!)

Internally in 3 week protocol makes a good prophylactic in flu and allergy season and has immune stimulating and some infection fighting properties. It has some effect on lowering blood pressure although this may be due primarily to its anxiolytic properties. Do not use (or use with caution and short term only) with hypotension.

Gentle cholagogue and has been used as digestive drink for centuries; the hydrosol certainly aids digestion and reduces intestinal spasm and cramps associated with colitis and Crohn’s disease. In some people however, it has shown a laxative effect, so test first before committing to longer term use for those with bowel disorders.

Experimental for kidney and gall stones and so far works best combined with reflexology.

A good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, can be used on its own or in blends as skin clarifier, to calm rash, irritations and eczema. Use neat as soon as possible after contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. Add to lotions and creams for anti-aging and aftersun body care. The aldehydes in EO are considered responsible for antiviral properties and the hydrosol contains at least some of these.

Neat for herpes sores. 6 to 10 times per day, ideally as soon as you notice the symptoms and take half a tablespoon internally at each application.

Delicious beverage hot or cold. Excellent in all recipes whether sweet or savoury. Try it for steaming vegetables or fish.

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